Hey young man, wash yer face and (1912 1/2) eagle before dinner! ;)
So I recently sent my 1912 Indian 1/2 Eagle in for restoration, as it had pretty bad eye appeal IMO (for an MS63). It currently shows in QA status and I think the image for its certification has been updated. I think I got rid of some circa WWI coin grime!
I know some suggestions I've gotten were to sell it and get what I'd like. For whatever reason, I couldnt let go of this one?? The PCGS price guide has increased by over $500 since I got it, so I decided to invest under $150 too get this done. I was never expecting any bump in grade, just the eye appeal factor. I think I'm gonna like it. IMO I think it looks less like a grimy penny and more like a gold coin like it should.
I found an old post which will have a before pic, and then the after pic when I linked from my current registry / inventory.